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					Herkimer County
                                         Campus Safety Officer
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: Incumbents in this class perform security related functions at
the Community College, involving responsibility for maintaining order, for the security of college property, and for the
safety of students, visitors and staff. The work is performed under general supervision of the Director of Campus
Safety, with considerable latitude allowed for the exercise of independent judgment in carrying out assignments.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:
-Maintains order on campus, at all times;
-Performs security work, fire prevention and safety enforcement;
-Patrols buildings, grounds and parking areas on foot or in a patrol car to maintain order, protect persons and
      property, control traffic, provide first aide, and to prevent trespassing, theft or damage;
-Investigates complaints made directly to the Campus Safety Officer or assigned by supervisor;
-Secures and checks all doors, windows and entrances to buildings to make sure they are locked;
-Assures that all entrances and classrooms are unlocked for daily classes and activities;
-Makes regularly scheduled fire inspections of buildings and fire extinguishers;
-Makes operational checks of a variety of heating and cooling equipment, reporting any malfunctions;
-Controls and directs traffic on institutional roadways and parking areas;
-Investigates motor vehicle accidents on campus, checks parking lots for unregistered cars, issues parking violation
      tickets and assists individuals with dead car batteries, lock-outs and other vehicular problems;
-Gives directions and information to students and visitors;
-Contacts snow removal contractor/grounds crew when bad weather occurs;
-Makes bank deposits/night drops;
-Files reports and maintains an appropriate system of records and reports;
-Does related work as required.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:
Good knowledge of the practices and procedures required to insure maintenance of order and security of buildings,
grounds and equipment; good knowledge of safety precautions necessary to eliminate existing and potential security,
safety and fire hazards; good knowledge of law enforcement statutes pertaining to a variety of offenses and working
knowledge of investigative techniques; good knowledge of standard police, fire and emergency communication codes;
ability to communicate effectively with others; ability to understand and carry out complex oral and written directions;
ability to prepare clear, concise reports; good judgment; tact; courtesy; resourcefulness; dependability; physical
condition commensurate with the demands of the job.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from a standard senior high school OR possession of a high
school equivalency diploma; AND - EITHER

     (A) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a bachelor’s
         degree;

OR (B) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered two-year college with an associate’s
         degree and two years experience in a campus security organization, municipal or military police force, or a
         private or commercial security force;

OR (C) Four years experience as described in (B) above;

OR (D) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A), (B) and (C) above.

NOTE: In addition to meeting the above qualifications, candidates will also be required to meet established medical
and physical training standards, successfully complete the college’s Safety Officer training program and possess a
valid New York State driver’s license.


Competitive Class
Revised 11/29/2000 Personnel Officer

				
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